Le Clémentin de Pape Clément 2019
Pessac Léognan Rouge€ 30.55/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
The 2019 Clémentin de Pape Clément has quite an intense bouquet with lavish red cherries mixed with boysenberry and blackcurrant jam aromas. Fine purity here. The palate is sweet and forward on the entry with juicy blackberry and sour cherry notes, a little pepperiness towards the finish. This is a fine second label from Pape Clément.
The Wine Advocate – 89-91/100
Composed of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 65% Merlot, the 2019 Clémentin de Pape Clement was harvested from the 18th of September to the 11th of October. Ninety-three percent is aging in French oak barriques, 66% new, and 7% is aging in large foudres. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose hits the ground running with exuberant plum preserves and baked cherries scents plus wafts of raspberry leaves, wild sage, damp soil and nutmeg. Medium-bodied, the palate has plenty of character and zing with a grainy texture, oodles of freshness and a mineral-tinged finish.